Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine electrical systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver MARL5009A, 'Demonstrate basic knowledge of marine electrical systems'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Explain hazards and isolation procedures associated with live electrical components


Effects of electricity on the human body are outlined


Procedure to be taken in the event of a person suffering an electric shock is clarified


Correct procedure for isolating an electrical circuit is clarified


Electrical hazards in a vessel at sea or port are identified


Explain basic operation of and hazards associated with marine high voltage installations


Functional and operational requirements for a marine high voltage system are detailed


Safety procedures required when working in high voltage environments are outlined


Procedure for assisting suitably qualified personnel to carry out maintenance and repair of high voltage switchgear of various types is outlined


Explain principles of power generation and transmission in AC and DC circuits


Excitation methods used to produce alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) voltages are outlined


Basic voltage control of generated AC voltages is outlined


Outline key features of basic electrical diagrams used on vessels


Types of diagrams used to depict electrical systems on ships are outlined


Electrical symbols used in basic electrical diagrams are identified


Electrical devices used in basic electrical circuits are clarified


Use common electrical measuring and testing instruments


Different types of multimeters are used appropriately


Functions of insulation and ‘tong’ testers are explained


Safety requirements when using test equipment are applied


Rectify basic electrical faults


Fault situation is determined by appropriate questioning of client or operator


Safe working practices are demonstrated when carrying out fault-finding work


Basic common faults of equipment and techniques used to find faults are outlined


Knowledge of various types of basic common faults of circuits and techniques is used to find faults


Basic common faults in electrical equipment are identified and rectified


Outline basic components and layout of a marine electrical switchboard


Layout of a typical three wire insulated electrical system is sketched


Interconnections between main switchboard, emergency switchboard and shore supply are explained


Procedure for changing over to emergency switchboard for testing or during loss of mains power is outlined


Safety features on a typical marine switchboard are identified


Explain operation of shipboard alternators


Types and construction methods of alternators used on a marine vessel are outlined


Principles of operation of a marine type alternator are outlined


Relationship is shown between voltage and speed in regulation of alternator


Operational characteristics of a marine alternator are outlined


Excitation and automatic voltage regulation systems used with marine alternators are clarified


Explain procedures for paralleling of alternators


Process of measuring voltage, frequency and phase angle is outlined


Automatic and manual procedures for synchronising and paralleling marine alternators, including machines of different capacities are clarified


How two machines can be adjusted to share kVAR and kW loads is confirmed


Process of removing an alternator from the bus is outlined